|Born||Maureen Jane Teefy
October 26, 1953
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Life and career
In 1972, she graduated from Washburn High School. Her first film role was a small part as a U.S.O. singer in the 1979 Steven Spielberg comedy 1941 and in the same year she appeared in two minor productions, Fyre and Scavenger Hunt. She was one of the principal performers in the 1980 Alan Parker musical drama Fame, portraying Doris, a naive young acting student. In 1981, she starred in the made-for-TV-film The Diary of a Teenage Shoplifter.
Other films featuring Teefy include Grease 2 (1982), Supergirl (1984) and Sunset (1988). She starred in the 1993 supernatural horror thriller Star Time, directed by her then husband, Alexander Cassini.
She provided the voice of the female robot "host" Chrome on the 1997 HBO horror series Perversions of Science. Other television roles include the made-for-TV films Legs and Disaster at Silo 7. She also guest-starred on TV series including Max Headroom and Mike Hammer, Private Eye. Her acting career developed much more in the theater, singing and dancing in several Broadway musicals. Her last film appearance to date was in 1998 (Men Seeking Women).
Teefy lives in Venice, California.
- Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack! (1978) (TV film)
- 1941 (1979)
- Fyre (1979)
- Scavenger Hunt (1979)
- Fame (1980)
- The Diary of a Teenage Shoplifter (1981) (TV film)
- Grease 2 (1982)
- Legs (1983) (TV film)
- Supergirl (1984)
- Max Headroom (1987) (TV series)
- Sunset (1988)
- Disaster at Silo 7 (1989) (TV film)
- Star Time (1993)
- Perversions of Science (1997) (TV series)
- Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1998) (TV series)
- Men Seeking Women (1998)
- Kids From Fame (2003) (documentary)
- Bennetts, Leslie (1980-08-29). "New Face: Maureen Teefy Rebel's Long Road To Movie 'Fame'; 'All These Transforming Roles' Turning Point With 'Seagull' Learning to Let Loose Jersey Folk Festival". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-17.
- "Maureen Teefy Is Wed to Alexander Cassini", The New York Times, 23 May 1982